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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 01:19 PM
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Dodge power trouble

First off i bought my truck used last year. I have a dodge 4x4 1500 laramie slt long bed w/ the 5.9 litre.
Anyway it seems to be losing power when i first got it it was full of pep now there is very little.I cant use the cruise control on hill because it redlines damn near every hill. It acts like a loss of power...engine light did come on but went back off... what do yall think it might be..
Is this a common problem?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 02:21 PM
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Re: Dodge power trouble

could be many things. clogged cat, need for a tune up, bad computer, slipping tranny. you need to check the plugs and see what color they are. also check the timing and see if its correct. need to do a code scan on it and see if theres anything wrong with it.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2002, 09:14 PM
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How many miles on it? A definate full tune up sounds good and if you go off roading alot be sure that the air filter is clean or you will lose power since its struggling for air.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2002, 01:34 PM
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48,000 :/ not old enough to be having proiblems and i dont off road alot just every now and then...
When i did have a problem it took 5 trips to the dealership the engine was pinging and burning oil and i bout flipped. The replaced the gasketson the head etc. and that cleared that up
not it just is low on power...
Like i said i have had horrible experience with dodges cust. service..
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48k is definately time to be replacing and tuning up things.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2002, 10:22 AM
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True but i had it done at 30k with all the other engine crap i had to have done and fight tooth and nail to get them to take care of it with warranty..Along with a new dist. cap...
post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2002, 01:06 PM
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Re: Dodge power trouble

what i did to get my H.P. out of my 95 5.9 i bought a K&N Filter. It actually help with more H.P. and it has a better throttle response. the filter cast about $70.00 but it is worth it.
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